Kristina Holey line - the concept of this Marie Veronique line (in collaboration with celebrated skin care specialist Kristina Holey) is to boost the skin's natural ability to heal itself. The products are cutting-edge and make use of microceutical co-enzymes that kick-start biosynthetic processes, and take care to follow nature’s lipid management systems as closely as possible while at the same time avoiding ingredients like essential oils and microcidal preservatives that can interfere with healthy skin function. The result is products that leave the skin feeling soothed, nourished, and ultimately, healthy.
If the oil cleanser is a new way to think about cleansing, the Hypotonic is a new way to think about hydrating. It works by balancing the liquid content of skin cells and the lamellar structures surrounding them. Most water-based moisturizers leak into the interstices of the skin and actually leach water from skin cells, which is why conventional mists or toners can leave skin feeling more, rather than less, dehydrated. Our biomimetic design has produced a one-of- a-kind tonic, composed of humectants with distinctive similarities to the make-up of the skin’s lamellar structures. The tonic balances moisture content in the skin, leaving it feeling soft and dewy...."this tonic is a way to optionally prep the skin for serums and make sure any residue has been cleaned from the skin, while simultaneously adding humectants."
This tonic hydrates via a unique process designed to balance the liquid content of skin cells with the lipids that surround them; and in so doing it provides necessary support for the stratum corneum to be self sufficient.
The stratum corneum contains multiple layers of flattened cells (corneocytes), encased in a thick coating of fat or lipids. Arranged into pairs of sheets (lamellar membranes), these lamellar lipid bi-layers fill spaces between the cells, providing a formidable barrier to the outflow of water from skin (transepidermal water loss).
- Most water-based moisturizers/hydrators seep into the lamellar layers of the SC, leaching water from skin cells—potentially why conventional mists or toners can leave skin more dehydrated.
- Our biomimetic design has produced a one-of-a-kind tonic, composed of humectants with distinctive similarity to the skin’s lamellar structure.
- Since maintaining lamellar membrane integrity also protects the con- tents of the skin cells, the tonic not only promotes liquid/lipid balances, it also restores and improves overall barrier function.
- Unique blend of humectants truly hydrate by maintaining moisture levels within the cellular/lamellar structures.
- Imperative to prep top skin layers, allowing optimum permeation of nutrient-rich serums.
- AHAs rebalance pH, pre/probiotics rebalance skin microbiome.
Shake well. Saturate cotton pad and swipe over entire neck and face, avoiding eye contour area. If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult physician. Keep in a cool, dry place, out of direct light. Use within 6 months of opening.
BETA GLUCAN excellent polysaccharide humectant that penetrates into the deeper lamellar structures of the SC.
d-PANTHENOL Pro-vitamin B5 promotes wound healing, helps restore damaged epithelium, reduces in ammation, improves skin hydration, reduces transepidermal water loss, improves skin roughness.
SODIUM HYALURONATE disaccharide occurring naturally in skin, a major component of the dermis, maintaining its moisture and elas- ticity. Holds up to 1000 x its weight in water, powerful humectant.
LICORICE ROOT Anti-inflammatory botanical, skin-lightening properties.
SELENIUM Works with vitamin E to safeguard cell membranes by inhibiting lipid peroxidation. Used to control Malassezia globose, a species of fungus that causes Tinea versicolor and hypopigmentation.
Full Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Infusion, Beta-Glucan, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Acetic Acid (Apple Cider Vinegar), Sodium Hyaluronate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Pre/Probiotic Complex, Curcuma Longa/Xanthorrhiza (Turmeric) Root Extract, Selenomethionine; Microbiome-friendly; Fragrance + Essential Oil free